Chile’s capital sets up ‘neighborhood justice units’ to preempt violence, resolve disputes
A survey conducted by Chile’s Ministry of Justice revealed that 25 percent of households in Santiago were involved in one or more disputes with their neighbors in 2010. Aware that rising tensions could lead to violence, the government has implemented mediation centers to keep the peace.
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A native of the US midwest, Erin followed her husband to Chile in late 2009. In addition to her duties as an expat wife, she enjoys blogging and anthropomorphizing her two dogs. Her education in international business and involvement with non-profit agencies has given her a passion for investigative journalism, refugee issues, and international adoption.